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When Taiwanese food is the hot topic, there are more than just a few things that come to mind–huge chops, xiao long bao, beef noodles, Taiwanese sausages, kidney misua and more! Of course, who can forget about milk tea?

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This list won’t contain the more popular Din Tai Fung or Shi Lin, we’ve scouted the city for under-the-radar Taiwanese restaurants that are also their respective neighborhoods’ secret go-to’s, especially for late night cravings.

Flavors of Taiwan – Little Baguio

Flavors of Taiwan is one of Little Baguio’s hidden gems, offering authentic and affordable Taiwanese cuisine. Some of their must-tries include xiao long bao, five-flavored squid, fried pork chop, beef noodle soup, and more.

What to order: House Special Xiao Long Bao (Php 125-200), Taiwan Beef Noodle Soup (Php 250)

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20 General Vicente Lim St cor General de Jesus St, Little Baguio, San Juan
(02) 547-8593

Tien Ma’s – various branches

Tien Ma’s is an underrated late night joint that serves authentic Taiwanese specialties including their affordable xiao long bao’s, beef brisket noodles, 3-cup chicken and more. 

Also read: 17 Late Night Restaurants Still Open Past Midnight
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Botan Black Cafe – Taguig

Botan Black Cafe is a new Taiwanese restaurant that serves traditional home-cooked dishes like Ba-Kih Noodle Soup, Taiwanese Beef Noodle Soup, Spicy Basil Fish Cake and their Red Bean Matcha Pearl WaffleThey also serve coffee and flavored milk teas

What to order: Sausage Fried Rice (Php 180), Pork Chop Noodle Soup (Php 230)

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2/F Wumaco Bldg Bonifacio High Street, Fort Bonifacio, Taguig
(02) 873-9999

Pao Pao Xiao Chi – Little Baguio

Pao Pao Xiao Chi is a small Taiwanese diner that serves authentic Taiwanese cuisine, from rice meals and noodles, to snacks and milk tea. 

What to order: Pork Dumpling Noodles (Php 80), Beef Noodles (Php 120)

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17 Gen de Jesus St cor Gen Luis St, Little Baguio, San Juan
(02) 994-8554

Chairman Wang’s Prime Beef Noodle House – Molito Lifestyle Mall

Chairman Wang’s is a casual dining restaurant from Vancouver, B.C. specializing in Taiwan-style hand-pulled noodles and other specialties. Their noodles are available dry or with soup. 

Also featured in: 16 Best Alabang Restaurants to Discover Great Food
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Molito Lifestyle Mall, Madrigal Ave, Alabang, Muntinlupa
(02) 828-8477

Mien San Noodle House – various branches

Mien San is a classic noodle house serving Taiwanese specialties. Popular items on their menu include: Taiwan beef noodles, fried siopao, and spicy wantons.

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Uniku – Banawe

Uniku is a casual Taiwanese place that serves your typical Taiwanese fare such as dumplings, rice toppings, mantou, and more. Everything here is affordable and under 200 bucks!

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237 Banawe Street, across 238 Banawe Center, Banawe, Quezon City
(02) 411-9382

Shuin: The Smoked Chicken Food House – Banawe

Shuin is most popular for its in smoked chicken and fried chicken chop. Other specialties include fried dumplings, Taiwan sausage and more.

Also read: 15 Restaurant Finds in Banawe Worth Visiting
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100B Maria Clara St. (near Banawe), Sto. Domingo, Quezon City
(02) 354-1166

Taipei Taipei – Tomas Morato

Taipei Taipei is a casual neighborhood diner serving Taiwanese specialties like xiao long bao, chicken chops and this soybean paste noodles (in photo). Foodies say the Shrimp Fried Rice is also a must try.

Insider tip: It is located right beside the popular Tweedle Book Cafe.
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106C Scout Gandia St., near Tomas Morato, Quezon City
(02) 990-1513

Braises N’ Stews – Little Baguio

This newly opened hole-in-the-wall serves legit Taiwanese dishes. Like their name suggests, they specialize in braises and stews. Although it just opened, it’s said to be really delicious and affordable!

What to order: Set A The Solo (choice of vegetables, noodles, drum stick, cheese ball, and long feng roll stick) (Php 135{

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J. Abad Santos Street, Little Baguio, Little Baguio, San Juan

Chickilicious – various branches

Chickilious is a chicken and tea shop from Taiwan that offers XXL sized fried chicken steaks and milk tea. Chicken flavors come in seven flavors: Crispy Lemonade, Golden Fried, Noodles Fried, BBQ, Choco Demon Chickilicious, Cheesy and Takoyaki Style. Try their signature Honey Buns as well.

Insider tip: Every chicken order comes with FREE UNLIMITED RICE. No sharing, no leftover, and not valid for take out.
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Ersao – multiple branches

Ersao is an affordable Taiwanese spot that serves dishes like dumplings, noodles, rice bowls, and more.

What to order: Spicy Chicken Rice (Php 110), Beef Genji Noodles (Php 140-200)

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Feng Wei Wee – Banawe

Feng Wei Wee is a casual diner serving Taiwan specialties, ‘turo-turo’ style. Order as many small plates as you want, don’t miss their Kidney Misua, Taiwan sausage, hongma (braised pork), and Angsho beef.  

Insider tip: Short orders come in small and big sizes.
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82 Banawe St, Quezon City
(02) 412-5435

Lil Taipei – Marikina

Lil Taipei of the Crave Food Park takes on the Taiwanese street food concept by bringing in some of Taiwan’s traditional eats such as the beef cubes, stinky tofu, fried whole squid, and chicken chops. 

What to order: Fried squid (Php 165), Cubed Steaks (Php 165)

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Crave Park, Blk 3 Lot 22 and 24 Mayor Gil Fernando St., Centro de Buenviaje, Sto. Niño, Marikina

Pang Ma – Maginhawa

Pang Ma of The Station Food Park gives us a taste of the best Taiwanese street food here in Manila.  They have combo bowls for only Php 180 where you can mix and match snacks like fried chicken, dumplings, grilled corn, and more. 

What to order: Taiwanese Combo Bowls (Php 180)

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The Station Food Park, 178 Maginhawa, Sikatuna Village, Diliman, Quezon City
(0916) 378-3747

Fat Fook Taiwanese Kitchen – SM North EDSA

Fat Fook offers Taiwanese cuisine serving dishes like xiao long bao, specialty Fat Fook chicken chop, and crispy fried intestines among many others. They now have several branches across the Metro!

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UG/F SM City North EDSA Main Bldg, City Center, Quezon City
(02) 831-6418

Got any secret go-to Taiwanese restaurant of your own? Share it with us in the comments section below!

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